Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Candy Corn Nail Tutorial

Last week I mentioned a few nail art tutorials and this weekend I finally got around to trying out some nail art on my own nails. I wanted to make them Halloween-themed, probably orange and black, but while looking at all my nail polishes I stumbled upon the yellow shade I had. Then it hit me, candy corn nails! Maybe I would hate them, but maybe I would like them, so I knew I had to try it out. I got a little experimental and I'm not sure if this is the easiest way to paint your nails this way, but this is how I did it.
What you'll need:
Orange polish
Yellow polish
White nail pen
Start out by painting your nails orange. Let your nails completely dry (I waited most of the day before moving to the next step). Then, wrap a piece of tape around your finger so that it is covering all of your nail except the base. Make sure you have a good seal between your nail and the tape.
Then paint over the area with your yellow nail polish. Wait until your nails are dry once again (I only waited about an hour this time) and peel off the tape. You should have a nice straight line of yellow on top of the orange.
Next I just took my white nail pen and carefully painted my nail tips white. Clean up around the edges a bit with some nail polish remover and a q-tip and you're all set! You've got yourself some super festive nails for the Halloween holiday!

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  1. OH my gosh, this is ADORABLE!

  2. they look so so cute! I dont think my hands are steady enough to pull this off!

    -rachel w k

  3. FUN! I agree with Rachel, my hands definitely would not be steady enough!

  4. If you don't feel comfortable using the nail pen you can always wait till the yellow paint completely dries, and then use tape again to help make a straight line of white!

  5. Ok, this is sooo cute!!

  6. Every cute idea! I love that you used painters tape for this!

  7. I never thought about using painter's tape! I used to use post-its :)

    It looks amazing!

  8. What an adorable ideal! I'll have to save this for my niece, she'll love it! ;)



  9. Those are cute! I have totally unsteady hands when it comes to putting on nail polish so I'll probably have to ask someone else to do them for me :)

  10. I found your blog through Etsy. I just pinned this tutorial to Pinterest. Love it!

  11. The cutest nail idea ever!

    Very cool tutorial :)

    Virginie ♥

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  13. I LOVE this! So cute

  14. way awesome! i'm going out right now to buy that stuff. i'll win some total cool points with the youth group tonight!

    found you through follow fest & am a new follower! so glad to find you.

  15. These nails are fabulous! I am a new follower through the follow fest!



  16. Love it! thanks for sharing.

  17. LOVE This! I'm a new follower!!

  18. New follower from the Followers Fest!
    LOVE your nails, I did something similar for my Halloween nails.
    Hope you have a chance to stop by my blog =)

  19. This is definitely the cutest thing I've seen this week! I wish it were Hallow's Eve all over again!

  20. This is so cute! I think I am going to try it with neon pink, black and white! It looks super simple!

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  21. Hi! this is so cool..I tried looking for a nail art pen but I can't find any. This tutorial is really cute..I'll try this with my sassy nail art polish.


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